Wolf Alice on Their Favorite Fests, Deluxe Version of Blue Weekend: We Want “To Play This Album in as Many Places as Possible”

Theo Ellis and Ellie Rowsell on returning to the road and their favorite lockdown tunes

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Ahhh, the pre-tour butterflies. After a year and a half of uncertainty, bands all over the globe are finally hitting the road to support albums they released during the pandemic. One such band is Wolf Alice, who just began their North American tour this week in support of their excellent third album, Blue Weekend.

When Consequence caught up with the band’s Ellie Rowsell and Theo Ellis, however, they were both in their respective London homes resting before a month-long trek — as well as preparing to release the deluxe version of Blue Weekend, which includes a few live tracks and a cover Alex G’s “Bobby.” The new edition will arrive on Friday, October 29th.

Bands like Wolf Alice are touring juggernauts, playing many festivals around the world frequently and throwing thrilling, energy-heavy headlining shows. Their tour schedule for Blue Weekend proves to be no different: after finishing their US run, Wolf Alice are set to do a massive UK and Europe run at the start of the new year, followed by a packed summer festival season.

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But above all, they’re just happy that people have been connecting with Blue Weekend: “… when “The Last Man On Earth” came out, which was the first single and the process began, it was really joyful from start to finish,” says Ellis, reflecting on this year and the release.

Throughout the chat, Wolf Alice also reflect on some of their favorite songs to play live, their favorite festivals, the music they’ve been listening to, their admiration for Alex G, John Prine, and much more.

You can check out Wolf Alice on tour this month throughout North America; tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

Watch the full interview with the band above.


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